Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

The Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs (GJCSA) is excited to share the Fall 2019 edition is now available!  You will find this latest edition near the bottom of the page and on the Journal’s website.  GJCSA is committed to informing the work of student affairs professionals in Georgia.  In this edition, you’ll find scholarly articles/research on the following:

  1. From Collaborative to Collegial Communities: Transitioning from Student Affairs Practitioner to Faculty
  2. Relationship between Required Corequisite Learning and Success in College Algebra
  3. Understanding the Experiences of Provisionally Admitted Black Male College Students in the State of Georgia
  4. Pedagogical Approach to Developing the Hiring Practices of Higher Education Administrators
  5. Intentional Leadership for More Just Experiences: Supporting Black Males on College Campuses
  6. Book Review of Applying Student Development Theories Holistically: Exemplar Programming in Higher Education
  7. Book Review of Debunking the Myth of Job Fit in Higher Education and Student Affairs

The next edition of GJCSA will come out in Spring 2021.  Specifically, manuscripts are categorized by:

  • Scholarly Articles (Research, Conceptual & Literature Reviews)
  • Scholarship Informing Higher Education Graduate Preparatory Programs
  • Emerging Scholars – Graduate Student Scholarship
  • Book & Media Reviews

GJCSA – Fall 2019 Edition Download

To be considered for publication in the Spring 2020 edition, manuscripts must be submitted by February 1, 2020.  For information and/or to submit manuscripts, click here.


Editor: Steven Tolman, Georgia Southern University
Associate Editors: Jamie L. Workman, Valdosta State University; Daniel Calhoun, Georgia Southern University
Assistant Editors: Jennifer Syno, Georgia Southern University; Ronald Harding, Coastal College of Georgia


History of the Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs

The Georgia Journal was first published in 1985, under the editorship of Tom G. Walter, then a doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia.  Prior to that time, there was a graduate student publication called Viewpoint, which benefited from financial support from the Georgia College Personnel Association.

However, the official “birth” of the Georgia Journal of College Students Affairs as the GCPA journal was Volume One which was published in 1985.  Several graduate students edited the Journal over the succeeding years.  Dr. Roger B. Winston, Jr., Professor in Counseling & Human Development Services at UGA became Editor in 1997.

The first online version of the Georgia Journal was published in 2002 (Volume 18), under the editorship of Dr. Diane L. Cooper, a faculty member in the same department.

From 2004 through 2007, Dr. Teresa Raetz, Director of Student Affairs for the University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus, was the Editor of the Georgia Journal. 

Dr. Tom G. Walter, Vice President for Student Development & Enrollment Management at Gainesville State College served as Editor of the Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs from Summer 2007-through 2010.

Dr. Kijua McMurtry, Associate Dean of Students & Special Assistant to the President on Diversity of Agnes Scott College transitioned to the role of Editor during 2011. In 2012, Dr. Brenda Marina took on the role of co-Editor of the Journal. Together, McMurtry and Marina modified procedures and strategies for the Journal. Dr. Marina served as the Editor of the Journal since January, 2013. During the 2013 year, Marina requested and received an ISSN number for the both the print and online version of the Journal.

Dr. Lauren Lunk served as the Editor of the Journal in 2016.

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